Looks like we're going to have to add one more to the list of Richard Hoagland's empty promises. Eleven days have gone by since he promised his Coast-to-Coast AM audience that he'd "soon" put up on his 1990s-style web site a compilation of images from the Curiosity rover that show "unmistakable" signs of artificiality. Nothing has appeared unless you count a promo for the Mayan Galactic Alignment crooz. Hoagland will, he says, be conducting nightly starwatches and so won't have to pony up the $1500 the plebs will—although, what's the betting he won't show for some of those? (Robin Falkov will be sent on deck to explain that he's in his state room working on a very important project).
So here's a Fail-list, which may not even be complete:
1. Curiosity image compilation, promised on C2C 2 nov 2012
Update: Plus the ruined apartment blocks he described on C2C 16 nov. He said these images would be on the web site "in a few days."
2. "Major paper" on the Accutron readings during the June Venus transit. Hoagland wrote to me on 24th July "When the paper is published, you will have ample data to examine ....Soon."
3. Accutron data on the Annular eclipse last May. He did write a preliminary report, but never followed up. James Concannon blogged about that.
4. Accutron data on the Lunar occultation of Venus, last August. On 3 Aug Hoagland wrote to me "it's really nice to see you're paying such close attention
to all this. This means you WILL, indeed, be "blown away" by the full
data set on the eclipse, to say nothing of the OTHER Accutron torsion
measurements we will soon be publishing ... on the later Venus Transit,
and an up-coming, striking "Lunar Occultation of Venus" occurring August 13th." This has never been mentioned again.
5. A book, The Heritage of Mars: Remembering Forever. This was announced on C2C, 2 April this year. When I blogged it, I also noted that this was the second time around. He first announced this book back in November 2000. It's possible that the book is imminent, but I doubt it. It's a bit late for the Christmas listings already.
6. New video documentary, hosted by himself and produced by Jay Weidner. Promised in November 2007. I blogged about this last January.
7. Von Braun's Secret Part III. Promised in 2008.
8. The Bees' Needs, Part II. Said to be "Currently in Preparation" back in 2007.
9. Moon With a View, Part VII. At the end of Part VI, Hoagland wrote "Coming soon: the
extraordinary Part 7 Conclusion of 'Moon with a View'". That was 2005.
10. Video of the Joshua Tree Conference, also 2005. The promo describes this as a "breakthrough, lavishly illustrated, 2-hour, Wide-Screen, 2 DVD-set
Presentation." It never appeared.